Chat in meetings

Use the Chat pod to communicate with other attendees while a meeting is in progress. If you have a question and do not want to disturb the meeting flow, you can send a chat message to another meeting participant. For example, when you first enter a meeting room, you can introduce yourself by sending a chat message to everyone in the room.

As a presenter, you can use more than one Chat pod simultaneously. Chat pods can display content to either everyone or only presenters (in the Presenter Only area).

Chat pod content is persistent, and remains in a meeting room until deleted. If you want to preserve Chat pod content for future use, send the content through email.

Note: Adobe Connect administrators can change pod, sharing, and other settings to adhere to standards for governance. These settings affect the layout of meeting rooms and what you can do in meeting rooms. For more information, see Working with compliance and control settings.

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Send a chat message

Use the Chat pod to compose a chat message and address it to a specific participant, to all presenters at the meeting, or to all attendees.

  1. By default, everyone can view the message. To limit the recipients, click the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the Chat pod. Choose Start Chat With, and then select Hosts, Presenters, or specific attendees.

    At the bottom of the Chat pod, tabs appear that let you view different conversations.

    At the bottom of the Chat pod, tabs let you view different conversations.
  2. Click the text box in the Chat pod.
  3. Enter your message.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Send Message to the right of the text box.

    • Press Enter or Return.

      Your name, the addressee name, and your message appear in the Chat pod.

Clear messages from a Chat pod

When an empty Chat pod is required in a meeting, a host can clear all messages for all attendees.

  1. In the upper-right corner of the Chat pod, click the menu icon .
  2. Select Clear Chat.

Disable private chat between participants

By default, two participants can chat privately. As a host or presenter, you can disable this option and prevent private chat.

  1. Choose Meeting > Preferences.
  2. Select Chat Pod from the list on the left.
  3. Deselect Enable Private Chat For Participants.

Use chat notifications

If you are a host or presenter using the Adobe Connect add‑in, chat notifications let you communicate with your audience while you are presenting. The meeting window is minimized or maximized to full-screen, concealing the Chat pod. If an attendee sends a message while you are presenting, a notification appears in the lower-right corner of the screen. You can see the sender’s name and the first few words of the message in the notification window. By default, chat notifications are enabled. To prevent notifications from displaying while you are presenting, disable them.

  1. Choose Meeting > Preferences.
  2. Select Chat Pod from the list on the left.
  3. From the pop-up menu, choose either Disable or a time duration to display each notification.

Format chat text

 In the upper-right corner of the Chat pod, click the menu icon , and select any of the following:
Text Size
Changes size in your view only.

My Chat Color
Changes your text color in the view of all participants, making your remarks stand out.

Show Timestamps
For hosts only, displays the date and time of chat entries.

Email the contents of a Chat pod

Hosts and presenters can email a chat history for future reference.

 In the upper-right corner of the Chat pod, click the menu icon , and select Email Chat History.

Reverse the order of reading messages by a screen reader

For users that use JAWS or some other accessibility tool, they can read the messages in the reverse order by selecting Reverse order of messages. Messages in the Chat pod are read starting from the latest to the first, instead of the other way round.